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March 4, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos Technical Comments (March 2021)

Earthjustice, on behalf of farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations, submitted comments in response to EPA's proposed interim registration review decision for chlorpyrifos and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decision, revised draft human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment for chlorpyrifos. EPA is conducting its registration review of chlorpyrifos pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that requires that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years.

March 4, 2021 | Letter

Chlorpyrifos Comment Letter (March 2021)

One hundred farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations led by Earthjustice submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden administration to ban chlorpyrifos. In December, Trump’s EPA proposed that 11 food uses of the neurotoxic pesticide continue, prolonging harmful exposure to children, farmworkers, and endangered species.

February 18, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.